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Köstlin Prepress Services Commits to High Quality Flexographic Platemaking for Demanding Customers with the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Ultra Solution

Köstlin Prepress Services of Ditzingen, near Stuttgart in south-west Germany, recently added Miraclon’s KODAK FLEXCEL NX Ultra Solution to their range of flexo platemaking technologies for high quality packaging printing. While Köstlin offers a broad...

Being Social

It can be hard to measure the return on time and money invested in social media. But the feedback was swift after C-P Flexible Packaging in York, Pennsylvania, posted an article on LinkedIn about its...

Turning Plastic Waste Into Hydrogen Gas and Carbon Nanotubes

A team of researchers from the U.K., China, and Saudi Arabia has developed a process for converting plastic waste into hydrogen gas and carbon nanotubes. In their paper published in the journal Nature Catalysis, the...

REFRESH - the EU Project Aimed at Drastically Reducing Food Waste

An enormous 20% of all food produced in the European Union ends up either in landfill sites or as animal feed. It's an expensive waste of a potential resource that costs the economy €140 billion...

Foster Printing Foresees 50% More Capacity With New Koenig & Bauer Rapida 164 Six-Color Press

Over the last several months, Foster Printing has witnessed continued high growth especially in its food packaging niche as the current pandemic requires this essential need and is prompting robust demand. A new Rapida 164...

Leaders Expect Pandemic to Alter Views About Travel and Work

The health and safety policies put in place to combat COVID-19 will prepare companies beyond the immediate crisis, if they continue to stay focused on preventing illness, several leaders in the flexible packaging industry suggest....

Microwaving Plastic Waste Can Generate Clean Hydrogen

Chemists have used microwaves to convert plastic bags, milk bottles and other supermarket packaging into a clean source of hydrogen. Plastic waste can already be converted to hydrogen using other methods, and commercial facilities are...

Rabo Equity Sells Entire 21.7% Stake in Vacmet for Around Rs 140 Crore

Rabo Equity has sold its entire stake in Vacmet Ltd for around Rs 140 crore back to promoters, thus making an exit from the investment made in 2010. Rabo Equity had invested Rs 50 crore...

Why a Plastic Bag Ban Could Lead to Unintended Environmental Consequences

The federal government's plan to ban grocery store plastic bags could significantly cut down on plastic trash but also lead to not-so-friendly environmental consequences if people turn to alternatives like paper bags, experts and studies...

Chevron Phillips Chemical Successfully Completes First U.S. Commercial Scale Production of Circular Polyethylene from Recycled Mixed-waste Plastics

Chevron Phillips Chemical announced success in its first commercial scale production of polyethylene using advanced recycling technology. Advanced recycling, sometimes referred to as “chemical recycling,” converts plastic waste to valuable liquids that can become new...

Packaging Safety in the Age of COVID-19

Despite the fact that the U.S. and the rest of the world has been dealing with the impact of coronavirus since March 2020, food safety and cleanliness in packaging must still be upheld. China, in...

Awards Success Sparks a Year of Innovation at Z Due

In May last year the senior management at Italian packaging prepress company Z Due travelled to Istanbul for the awards ceremony of the first Global Flexo Innovation Awards. They returned with much more than a...

Taghleef Industries Launches Dynamic Cycle Institute

At Taghleef Industries, we aspire to go above and beyond. To set ourselves apart. To pioneer and demonstrate a difference. To set new standards and plan for generations ahead. We look within and beyond our...

Comexi Joins CEFLEX and Reaffirms Its Commitment to Sustainability

Comexi, a specialist in solutions for the printing and converting industry of flexible packaging, has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability and the circular economy by joining CEFLEX (Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging). This initiative is...

Customers Invited to Learn About Baldwin’s Finishing Systems at Virtual Textile Events

Baldwin Technology Company Inc. will be offering two virtual opportunities for customers to learn more about the company’s innovative non-contact spray finishing systems. These technologies will be showcased in October during an in-depth webinar event,...

Eaglewood Technologies to be at FTA Fall Conference 2020

Chat with us at the FTA Fall Conference! See and learn about the newest package printing and converting technologies and solutions at FTA's Virtual Exhibit, part of Virtual Fall Conference 2020. Talk to Eaglewood...

LyondellBasell Sustainability Report Sets Ambitious Plastic Waste Targets

LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, released its annual Sustainability Report with the aim of affecting positive change and is focused on three transformational areas including plastic waste,...

MacDermid Graphics Solutions Expands Technical Support with SightCall

MacDermid Graphics Solutions (MGS) continues its commitment to providing industry-leading technical support capabilities with the addition of SightCall visual assistance platform. SightCall integrates with MacDermid’s Salesforce platform and is a state-of-the-art, interactive tool for virtual...

Fedrigoni Appoints New Managing Director

Fedrigoni Group, an Italian manufacturer of papers for packaging and graphics, as well as self-adhesive labelling products, has appointed Luca Zerbini as new managing director of its paper and security division. The choice of Luca...

New Lioplax® Infra Red Sorting Black Masterbatch

Toyo Ink Europe Specialty Chemicals S.A.S. (TIESC), a member of the Toyo Ink Group, has developed a whole new range of Lioplax® black plastic masterbatch for near-infrared (NIR) sorting and subsequent material recovery. The new...

Innovative New Esko Trapper Scoops 2020 InterTech Technology Award

As a leading developer of integrated software solutions, Esko has been investing in not just R&D but also customer research to further innovate trapping technology, looking to deliver to the industry better tools to achieve...

Smurfit Kappa Launches BanaBag® in the Americas, a Sustainable Solution for Banana Producers

BanaBag®, is the innovative and 100% sustainable product that Smurfit Kappa offers to banana producers across the region. It is a unique solution for organic producers, because it protects the fruit and reduces the overheating...

The Disturbing Truth About Plastic Recycling

Our oceans are now awash in at least 150 million tons of plastic, an amount that researchers say will soon surpass the weight of all the fish in the sea. Plastic pollution fouls the land...

MacDermid Graphics Solutions Sponsors FTA’S Virtual Fall Conference 2020

MacDermid Graphics Solutions has announced its sponsorship of FTA’s Virtual Fall Conference 2020, demonstrating its commitment to advancing the knowledge base of the flexographic industry and aiding in its continued perseverance through the COVID-19 pandemic....

New Carbon Neutral Label Film - Encore C45cn

Innovia Films are launching Encore C45cn, the first carbon neutral* BOPP label film. Encore C45cn is ISCC certified and will contribute to reducing carbon footprint and reducing the use of fossil resources.

Essentra Swoops for US Packaging Maker

Milton Keynes-headquartered Essentra has agreed to buy a US packaging manufacturer for $65m (£50m). 3C! is based in North Carolina and designs and makes custom folding cartons, printed literature, foil and flexible packaging and labels...

Nordmeccanica Events Comes Back for its Third Date

The event, which will present the Vacuum Metallizers assembly plant of Nordmeccanica, will be on air live streaming on Thursday, October 14 with two shows: at 9:30am and 5:00pm (CET) so to reach all our...

A Circular Problem: Labor Shortages and Expanded Manufacturing Automation

Labor shortage in manufacturing is not a new problem, and both large and small operations have been challenged over the years to find and retain both skilled and unskilled labor. For manufacturers who want to...

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